Last summer, West tweeted that Baby was his favourite rapper but added that he “won’t do a song with me”. A few days later the Atlanta rapper revealed that he was unaware that West wanted to collaborate with him.
“Nobody told me ye was trying to get me on a song, that’s fucced up,” Baby tweeted before adding: “@kanyewest no disrespect nobody told me”. A month later, the two were spotted in the studio working on what appeared to be new music.
Nobody told me ye was trying to get me on a song ? that’s fucced up
— Lil Baby (@lilbaby4PF) July 23, 2020
In a new Big Read interview with NME, Baby talked about collaborating with West and what it was about their time together that was so inspiring to him.
“[After the tweets] I tried to reach out to him,” he said, revisiting his initial interaction with West. “I got his number to give each other a direct line then he sent me on a jet to Wyoming – and the rest is history.”
He continued: “It’s not a regular thing that a lot of people get. A lot of people never get that opportunity or would die for that opportunity. And the fact that I wasn’t even pressing for that opportunity and I got it – I think I respected [that] more.”
Asked about the music he and West worked on, Baby opted not to share too much about it. He did, however, say “he had some songs that I started to lead on”. He added: “I didn’t actually see [West] work on music too much… but I saw him working more in a different form – working on his clothing line and his shoes. That’s even more inspiring than the music.”
It comes after the intern, Ryan Inwards, signed non-disclosure agreements that contained a $500,000 liquidated damages provision, according to a complaint filed on January 15 in LA County Superior Court.